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Ruth C. (Mozeyko) Evangelist
On Sunday, January 19, 2020, Ruth C. (Mozeyko) Evangelist, age 73, of Emsworth. Beloved wife of 43 years to Frank Evangelist; beloved mother of Mary C. Evangelist and Frank M. Evangelist of Las Vegas; grandmother of Nicholas Evangelist; sister of Joan Crowe and the late Gladys Krobert, Jean Eggar and Donnie Mozeyko; also survived by beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Ruth was retired from the Pittsburgh Post Office. Family and friends received Thursday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 460 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, where Funeral Service will be held Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. Please bring a floating balloon to the visitation. Memorial contributions suggested to NorthWest EMS, 366 Helen Street, McKees Rocks, PA 15136.

Louis J. Giglio
On Monday, January 20, 2020, Louis J. "Louie" Giglio, age 69, of Bellevue. Son of the late Sam and Adele Giglio; survived by his loving companion, Maureen Bishop; his son, Andrew Giglio; siblings, Paulette Welch, Tony (Christine) Giglio and Mary Lou (late Bruce Simpkins) Giglio; uncle of Anthony Giglio, Carla Giglio and Sharyn Dougherty. Louie was a graduate of Bellevue High School and had worked at PJ's Smoke Shop and Dravo Corporation. Family and friends received Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 460 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, where Funeral Service will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Memorials suggested to American Lung Associationgiglio.

David J. O'Keefe
age 85, of Avalon formerly of West View, on Monday, January 20, 2020. Beloved husband for 62 years of Lois J. (Mitchell) O'Keefe; father of Daniel J. O'Keefe (Theresa) and Tracey L. Loesch (Michael); cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Samantha, and Jacob; brother of the late Charles O'Keefe and Betty Wallace. Family will welcome friends on Wednesday from 12-8 p.m. at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, INC., (West View) 388 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15229, where a service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. David was a life member for the West View Fire Department #3 and was a softball umpire for 38-years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Lupus Foundation of America, https://www.lupus.org/give/ways-to-give or to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, https://www.pancan.org/ways-to-give/ ; Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com

Thomas James Jackson, II
Passed away on January 17th from pancreatic cancer. Married to his devoted wife, Janet Rigdon Jackson for 60 years; Revered father to Thomas James Jackson, III (Erin), Julie Jackson Kolenda (Andy), and Jody Jackson Coffey (Patrick).  He was a beloved and involved grandfather of six to Piper and Thomas James Jackson, IV, Courtney and Jordan Kolenda, Newton and Cana Coffey. He was a resident of Ben Avon Heights and spent summers in Ocean City, NJ, Janet's childhood vacation home. Mr. Jackson loved music, mastered the piano and organ at an early age, and graduated from Princeton University, cum laude, in 1955. He then served in the US Navy aboard a destroyer for two years, followed by University of Pittsburgh Law School. He was a valued advisor to and reliable litigator for numerous regional businesses and NYSE listed companies since 1961. He practiced in many areas including environmental law, software, finance, contract litigation and effected the largest sale of an oil field in Pennsylvania history. He was Chairman of Suburban General Hospital's Board of Directors for five years while serving from 1985 to 2004.  He was legal council for Suburban Hospital during its affiliation with West Penn Hospital and the formation of Allegheny Healthcare System. He also served on the Board of Directors of the System which managed the affiliated hospitals. For fifteen years, he was President of the Allegheny Preservation Society which raises funds to restore the Calvary United Methodist Church on the North Side and its world famous Tiffany windows.  He served for 25 years on the Board of Directors and as an Officer of the former Bell Federal Savings and Loan and is currently on the Advisory Board of Northwest Savings Bank. Mr. Jackson has served on the North Boros YMCA Board, the first Avonworth Community Park Board, the Old Economy Music Committee, the Ben Avon Heights Borough Council and elder of the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon where he met his wife, served as organist for 17 years, and was a choir member.  He was chairman of the church's first preschool board. In 2006 he received a Community Champion Jefferson Award. Both Janet and Tom enjoy classical music, traveling, skiing, and their children and grandchildren all of whom live nearby.  He will be desperately missed by his family, who know his life has been a testament to family, achievement, integrity and service. A memorial service will be held at the Community Presbyterian Church in Ben Avon on Wednesday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to either the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon or the Pancreatic Action Network (www.pancan.org). Arrangements by LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC.